Oklahoma Contemporary

Press Item

Oklahoma Contemporary gives artists opportunities to address current events though Studio-in-Place

The Oklahoman • July 09, 2020
Tess Elliott, Infinite Oaks

When artist Tess Elliot embarked on her digital media project "Infinite Oaks," her focus was on using augmented reality to provide a digital space for people to again find native tree species like post oaks and blackjack oaks in central Oklahoma's Cross Timbers ecological region.

But as she worked on the project last month through a virtual residency with Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, the University of Oklahoma faculty member found a new layer of timely metaphorical meaning.

"It's about managing space, how much control we exert over the spaces that we have, let's say, ownership over. I think this is something that's so important with Black Lives Matter: it's like giving up some of that control and giving some space to others to understand and feel that kind of level of equity and equality and to value just difference," Elliot said.

Full Article

Additional Studio-In-Place coverage:

AR App Reintroduces Native Ecology to Oklahoma


Studio-in-Place artists to work on projects tied to creativity, community & resilience during COVID
Oklahoma City Conventions and Visitors Bureau

Meet Tess Elliott & VR OKC
Gallery America - OETA


Monday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Closed Tuesday

Wednesday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

see additional holidays


Visit us at 11 NW 11th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone: 405 951 0000
Fax: 405 951 0003

Oklahoma Contemporary
P.O. Box 3062
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Newsletter Signup

Join our mailing list to learn about our events, exhibitions, education and more.